Saturday, 3 May 2008

Lunchtime No More!

I observed in a recent post that lunchtime drinking, which has diminished elsewhere, is alive and well in London. I see that a survey by SAB Miller backs this up. Only one in ten of us enjoy a lunchtime pint here in the UK. The top lunchtime tipplers are the Danes, where one in four like a bevvy at lunchtime. The Danes also hit the pub first at 4.41 pm, while Brits on average don't rush panting to the bar until 6.14. Full details here in the Morning Advertiser.

It is noteworthy too that the Czechs remain the world's biggest beer drinkers. I'll see for myself on Thursday as I'm off to Prague to lend them a hand, though it looks like they don't need it!

6 comments:

Tyson said...

A sad comment on the pressures of modern life. Lunchtime drinking is a tradition to be savoured and nourished.

Rednev said...

Britons drinking less!! Funny how that didn't get splashed all over the news. This report seems to contradict all the the propaganda that we are a nation of uncontrollable binge drinkers, which I see as mainly an excuse for increasing taxes on alcohol.

I expect the fact that employers increasingly frown on lunchtime drinking is part of the explanation for this trend. I agree with Tyson and feel a sudden urge to go to the Guest House.

The Southport Drinker said...

As Inspector Morse used to say: "I drink at lunchtime because it helps my imagination".

Meanwhile, I'm failing so badly. I'm writing about the Guest House every day and RedNev's never visited the SD blog.

The Southport Drinker said...

P.S Unless he has and thinks it's crap.

Tandleman said...

SD - Rednev is missing a treat - someone writing about his local area! The link is in my links list as you know. He'll show up eventually!

Rednev said...

I have visited the Southport Drinker's blog ~ what makes SD think I haven't?